Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #1
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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1956 #1

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Yishan Li, Mike Norton, Michael Avon Oeming, Dave Stewart Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Pressure is mounting within the bureau to uncover the Soviets' secret plans, but a suspicious cover-up leads one agent off the radar in search of answers. Meanwhile, demonic Soviet occult leader Varvara pushes her team to follow her own whims, and Hellboy is sent on the mission that would lead to his infamous misadventures in Mexico. But even more clandestine plots are at work-both inside the B.P.R.D. and out.

o Three Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. storylines interwoven into an espionage saga!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 6, 2018

    The B.P.R.D. is growing and it's not going smoothly. The story moves masterfully about, introducing characters, showing missions, and threats on the horizon. The visuals are terrific collection of three unique looks that perfectly match their stories. This issue would be a solid introduction to new readers and will thrill fans who've loved this organization since its first appearance. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Ruben Rosario Nov 28, 2018

    Compared to the other series that have come out of Hellboy and the B.P.R.D., this is the first time that feels like its going to contribute significantly in the long run. Many of the previous issues have been good, but never as great as the main B.P.R.D. series or Hellboy itself. 1956 is the first time that Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. feel as relevant and important to the "Mignolaverse" as a whole and I can't wait to see where it goes from here! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Nov 28, 2018

    '1956' kicks off in style with an impressive first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Nov 28, 2018

    This is a comic with an interesting mix of political intrigue and occultism, curiously Hellboy is not the protagonist here and there is almost nothing of action, which is something out of the ordinary in the universe of Hellboy, it is an interesting comic that seems to be more focused to be a story of espionage and politics. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Dec 13, 2018

    Mignola and his team continue to deliver engaging stories in the “Mignola” universe even as we know how the story will eventually end. While those who are not familiar with BPRD or Hellboy might be confused by this book, fans of the series will delight in how this issue fits into the overall timeline. The artwork is classic BPRD and stays faithful to the look and tone of the original. In short, this is a highly enjoyable book but a rather deep dive for those who are unfamiliar with the material. Read Full Review

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